Questions about the properties of functions of the form $\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}a_n x^n$, where the $a_n$ are real or complex numbers, and $x$ is real or complex (or more generally an element of a Banach algebra).

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For which $z \in \mathbb c$ does this series converge?

$f(z)=\sum_1^\infty \frac{(2z)^{2k}}{2k(2k-1)}$ I didn't know how to start so I just tried the ratio test. If $|\frac{a_{n+1}}{a_n}|>0$ then the series converges. $\implies$ ...
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How to draw this domain?

I have to draw this domain defined by : For $\alpha \in [0,\frac{\pi}{2}[$, $D_\alpha := \{z\in \mathbb{C} / \vert z \vert <1$ and $\exists \rho \in ]0,cos(\alpha)], \exists \theta \in ...
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Convergency of the power series at two points

Consider the power series $$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}a_{n}(z+3-i)^{n}.$$ The series converges at $5i$ & diverges at $-3i$. Then which is correct ? (a) convergent at $-2+5i$ & divergent at ...
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How to solve this recurrence relation and solving the power series

Take the following recurrence relation into account: $$ a_{n+2} = \frac{1}{(n+1)(n+2)} \sum_{k=0}^n (s_n - (k+1)a_{k+1})(n-k+1)a_{n-k+1} $$ I know that: $$ s_{2m+1} = \frac{(-1)^m}{(2m+1)!} $$ and ...
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Infinite sum of analytic function still analytic

Consider $$ f_n(x) = n e^{-n^6(x-n)^2} : \mathbb R \rightarrow \mathbb R$$ and the series $$ f(x) = \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} f_n(x). $$ Is $f$ analytic on $\mathbb R$? A function is analytic if for ...
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Power series of dependent and independent variables

Let $f(z,w)$ be an analytic function in two variables where $w=w(z)$ is dependent on $z$ ($z$ is the independent variable). Then $f(z,w)$ has a power series expansion centered at $(z_0,w(z_0))$ ...
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What is the name of this rule? Weierstrass factorisation theorem? Newton's Identities?

Say we have roots of a polynomial $(x+2)(x+3)$ I was watching a video and it said there's a rule that we can rewrite this as $A(1-\dfrac{x}{-2})(1-\dfrac{x}{-3})$ I was wondering what the name of ...
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Proof that $\sum_{n} a_{n}$ converges if $a_{n}=O(1/n)$, $\lim_{x\uparrow 1}\sum_{n}a_{n}x^{n}$ exists?

Does anyone know of a simple proof that $\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}a_{n}$ converges whenever the real sequence $\{ a_{n} \}_{n=0}^{\infty}$ satisfies these two conditions? $a_{n}=O(1/n)$; $\lim_{x\uparrow ...
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How can I evaluate $\sum_{n=0}^\infty (n+1)x^n$

How can I evaluate $$ \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{2n}{3^{n+1}} $$ I know the answer thanks to Wolfram Alpha, but I'm more concerned with how I can derive that answer. It cites tests to prove that it is ...
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Find the ratio and interval of convergence for $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{n!x^n}{1\cdot 3\cdot 5\cdots (2n-1)}$

I believe this would diverge for $x\neq 0$. After using the ratio test I obtain (x)(n+1)(sum from 1 to n of (2n-1)/(2n+1)). Taking the limit as n goes to infinity the second term blows up and the ...
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need help solving this series [on hold]

i'm finding it difficult finding if this series converges or diverges. any help is appreciated. $\sum _{n=0}^{\infty }\left(3^{2+n}2^{1-3n}\right)$
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If a power series converges uniformly on $\mathbb{R}$ then it must be to $0$?

Let $f(x) = \sum a_n x^n$. Let's assume that $f(x)$ has a radius $R=\infty$ and $f(x)$ converges uniformly. Now, obviously $f(0) = 0$. Meaning, $f(x)$ pointwise converging at $x=0$. Since we assumed ...
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Proving standard properties of sine and cosine defined by their power series

Definition: We define $\displaystyle \sin x = \sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{(-1)^n x^{2n+1}}{\left ( 2n+1 \right )!}, \; x \in \mathbb{R} $ and $ \displaystyle \cos x = \sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{(-1)^n ...
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Sum of exponential square series

I have a infinite sum which I wonder if it will converge to a simpler function $f(r) = \Sigma_n r^{n^2} , r<1$, I also interested in case $r$ is a complex number on unity circle $r = ...
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Analyticity: Uniform Limit

Problem Consider a uniformly bounded sequence over the real line: $$f_n:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{C}:\quad|f_n(x)|\leq L$$ Suppose they have analytic continuations with common domain: ...
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Simplify the sum $ \sum_{k=1}^{\infty} (\frac{1}{2})^kk $

I need some help simplifying this sum: $$ \sum_{k=1}^{\infty} \left(\frac{1}{2}\right)^kk $$ I have a feeling it's some basic series thing that I'm forgetting, but I need help nonetheless.
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How can we show that it is an integer 5-adic number?

Show that the number $\frac{3}{8}$ is an integer $5$-adic and calculate the first five positions of its power series in $\mathbb{Q}_5$. Could you explain me how we can conclude that $\frac{3}{8}$ is ...
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Radius of convergence: Why is it $\geq 1$?

Let $X$ denote a random variable with values in $\mathbb{N}_0\cup\left\{\infty\right\}$. Let $r_X$ denote the radius of convergence of $\sum_{n\in\mathbb{N}_0}\mathbb{P}(X=n)z^n$ with ...
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Equation about generating functions and subfactorial

Suppose $G_n(w)$ is a formal power series (really a probability generating function, see the following explanation) of variable $w$, try to solve out $G_n(w)$ for all $n\ge0$ from the ...
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prove that Radius of convergence is 1 [closed]

Let's assume that $${\left\{ {{a_n}} \right\}_{n \in {\Bbb N}}}$$ is a positive sequence number. and let $$ \mathop {\lim }\limits_{k \to \infty }{A_k}=\sum_{n=0}^{k} {a_n} = \infty $$ if $$ \mathop ...
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Counterexample for generating function?

This is Exercise 3.1.2 from Achim Klenke: »Probability Theory — A Comprehensive Course«. Exercise: Give an example for two different probability generating functions that coincide at countably ...
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sum of a given power series

Given $\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{(n-1)(n+1)}{n!}x^n$: a) Study it's punctual and uniform convergence. b) Find the value of the sum in the interval of convergence. For a) I found that the series ...
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Prove the series converges uniformly at $[x_0, \infty)$

Let $\sum_{n=0}^\infty a_ne^{-\lambda_n x}$, where $0 < \lambda_n < \lambda_{n+1}$. It is given that the series converges at $x_0$. Prove that the series converges uniformly at $[x_0,\infty)$. ...
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Radius of power series.

Consider the formal power series in one complex variable z of the form $$f(z) = \sum_{n = 0}^{\infty} c_{n} (z-a)^{n}$$ where $a,c_n\in\mathbb{C}.$ ...
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Determining uniform convergence of complex power series

I'm working on some practice problems for my complex analysis course, and I'm having trouble with uniform convergence. The question asks whether the following series converges uniformly for ...
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Proof $\sum{ k{ x }^{ -k }=\frac { x }{ { (x-1) }^{ 2 } } }$

As the title says, I want to prove the following: $$\sum {k{x}^{-k}=\frac{x}{{(x-1)}^{2}}}$$ But I think I am doing something wrong. I start from the following: $$\sum{x^k} = \frac{x}{1-x} \implies ...
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Proving the sum of squares of sine and cosine using the Cauchy product formula

Here are the power series of sine and cosine: $$\sin(x) = \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} (-1)^n \frac {x^{2n+1}} {(2n+1)!}$$ and $$\cos(x) = \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} (-1)^n \frac {x^{2n}} {(2n)!}$$ How can it be ...
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Power series with simple recurrence relationship: $a_{n+2} = a_{n+1} - \frac{1}{4}a_n$. How to determine corresponding closed form function?

Given: $$\sum_{n = 0}^{\infty} a_nx^n = f(x)$$ where: $$a_{n+2} = a_{n+1} - \frac{1}{4}a_n$$ is the recurrence relationship for $a_2$ and above ($a_0$ and $a_1$ are also given). Is there a nice ...
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Closed form of a series with sinh

Is there a simple form for following function (where $a$ and $b$ are constants)? Can it be simplified to a simple form if $a>>b$? $$ u(x) = \sum _{n=0}^{\infty } \frac{ \, (-1)^n ...
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$e^{x} > 1$ and $0 < e^{x} < 1$

So $$\exp(x) := \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} \frac {x^n} {n!}$$ How to prove that $\exp(x) > 1$ when $x > 0$ and moreover $\exp(x) < 1$ when $x<0$ Is it possible with induction? Or must I use ...
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What can be said about the limit of a converging infinite polynomial?

Suppose we have the following polynomial of infinite order: $f(x) = a_0+a_1x+a_2x^2+...=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}a_nx^n$ Also suppose that $f(x)$ converges to some limit $f^*$ as $x\nearrow\infty$, i.e. ...
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What Did I Do Wrong When Solving For This 2nd Order Differential Equation? (answered myself)

$$ \frac{y''}{y'}+y' = f(x) $$ I set the following to be true: $$ y = \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} a_n x^n $$ $$ f(x) = \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} b_nx^n $$ Therefore: $$ y'' = y'(f(x)-y') $$ $$ ...
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How do you call this fact about sum of powers of n-th unity root?

I often see identity $$\sum_{k=0}^{n-1}e^{\tau ika/n} = \cases {n \quad \text{ if }n | a\\0\quad \text{ otherwise}}$$ in the context of generating functions. It allows to zero out all members of ...
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show that $ 4 = \sum_{n=1}^\infty (-2)^{n+1}\frac{n+2}{n!} $

I need to show that $$ 4 = \sum_{n=1}^\infty (-2)^{n+1}\frac{n+2}{n!} $$ by considering $$ \frac d{dx}(x^2e^{-x})$$ I found that $ \frac d{dx}(x^2e^{-x}) = 2xe^{−x}−x^2e^{−x}$ What would be the ...
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What is an elegant way to express $(-1)^k$

In computation of series, a lot of times you will find a term $(-1)^k$ jutting out in an otherwise easy to remember expression. Is there some interesting way to write $(-1)^k$ that may help in ...
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Function Looks Poisson-Like: But What's the Parameter $\lambda$?

(On pause) I have $$f\left(x\right)=-x\left( x\sqrt{4-x^2}-4\arccos\left(\frac{x}{2}\right) \right)\arccos\left(\frac{x^2+d^2-1}{2dx}\right)$$ which looks a bit like the continuous version of ...
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calculate radius of convergence

Let $\{a_n\}_{n=0}^{\infty}$ be sequence such that $$a_1 = a_0 = 1$$ $$a_{n+1}=a_n+ a_{n-1}$$ show that the radius of convergence of $\sum\limits_{n=0}^{\infty \:}a_nx^n$ is ...
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Taylor series of $\ln(1+x)$

So let's say we want to obtain the Taylor series for $\ln(1+x)$. We know that its derivative is $\dfrac{1}{1+x}$, which has the series $\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} (-1)^nx^n$. Can we take the antiderivative ...
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Geometric Series with coin tosses

Suppose you toss a coin and observe the sequence of H’s and T’s. Let N denote the number of tosses until you see “TH” for the first time. For example, for the sequence HTTTTHHTHT, we needed N = 6 ...
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Finding the coefficient of a power series

How would I find the coefficient of: $[x^{10}]x^6(1-2x)^{-5}$ I know that I can simplify this as follows: $[x^4](1-2x)^{-5}$ and that generally the following formula would be used to solve this: ...
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How to properly translate the coefficients of a Taylor series?

Given a Taylor series $$f(z) = \sum_{k=0}^\infty c_k^{(a)}\frac{(z-a)^k}{k!}$$ of a meromorphic function $f$ in $\mathbb C$ (i.e. analytical except for a set of isolated points) around some value ...
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Radius of convergence of $\sum k!(x+3)^k$

$\sum k!(x+3)^k$ Ok, I've tried and I'm a bit stuck... The sum is something like: $1+(x+3)+2(x+3)^2$ So $|\dfrac{x+3}{1}|<1 \Rightarrow -4<x<-2$ The answer in the book says the radius is ...
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Name/Topological properties of the space of formal power series $\mathcal K [x]$

So, a guest lecturer introduced a concept the other day in class. Take a field $\mathcal K$ and then take the ring of formal power series on that ring, $\mathcal K[x]$. Ignoring convergence in the ...
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What is the series to converge with $1/x$ from $(1,\infty)$?

I'm trying to find an alternative series of polynomials that can pssibly converge with $\frac{1}{x}$. So far I know that the taylor series for $\frac{1}{x}$ is, as should be known, ...
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Proving an “amazing” claim regarding $\zeta( 3)$ and Apéry's proof

I recently printed a paper that asks to prove the "amazing" claim that for all $a_1,a_2,\dots$ $$\sum_{k=1}^\infty\frac{a_1a_2\cdots a_{k-1}}{(x+a_1)\cdots(x+a_k)}=\frac{1}{x}$$ and thus (probably) ...
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Some inequalities for an entire function $f$

Let, $f(z)=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}a_{n}z^{n}$ be an entire function and let $r$ be a positive real number. Then, which is(/are) correct? (a) $\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}|a_{n}|^{2}r^{2n}\le sup_{|z|=r} ...
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Find annulus of convergence of Laurent series

Find annulus of convergence of Laurent series $\sum_{-\infty}^{\infty}2^{-n^2}(z-i)^{n^3}$ My answer: $0<|z-i|<\infty$ $\sum_{-\infty}^{\infty}2^{-n^2}(z-i)^{n^2}$ My answer: ...
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Example of Parseval's Theorem

In the textbook "Mathematics for Physics" of Stone and Goldbart the following example for an illustration of Parseval's Theorem is given: Until 2.42 I understand everything but I don't understand ...
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Singular matrix geometric sum

What is a fast way to calculate the sum $M + M^2+M^3+M^4+\cdots+M^n$, where $M$ is an $n \times n$ matrix whose cells are either $0$ or $1$? I have researched an alternative way which makes use of ...
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Radius of Convergence of “Shifted” Power Series

Suppose that $\sum_0^\infty a_nz^n$ has radius of convergence $1$ and suppose that $|z_0|=r<R$. Let $g(z)=\sum_0^\infty a_n (z-z_0)^n$. Problem: Prove that $g(z)$ has radius of convergence at ...